Double chocolate chunk peppermint cookies.
The peppermint craze has officially begun in our home. I picked up a pack of candy canes last week and it started a string of peppermint baked goods. I forget how much I enjoy the combination of peppermint and chocolate until the holidays roll around. To satisfy my craving I made a batch of double chocolate peppermint cookies over the weekend. These cookies are filled with rich chocolate chocolate chunks, peppermint extract, and crushed candy cane pieces on top. You could use Andes peppermint baking pieces if you prefer a softer texture instead of the candy cane pieces.
Now that it’s almost the middle of November I’m warming up to the idea of pulling out the holiday decor and crafts. I know the next month will come and go faster than I ever want it to so I’m thinking I should get a head start on the decorating. On another note, is anyone else already thinking about black Friday shopping? I’m not hard core about it but I usually head out around 6am to see what deals I can find. I’m sure after the stress of shuffling through long lines and hundreds of other customers I’ll have some major chocolate cravings. I’ll be sure to have these peppermint cookies on hand just in case. And a cup of hot cocoa. It’s one of my favorite weekends of the year and I can’t wait to start the decorating, gift wrapping, Christmas caroling fun!
Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookies
- 1 cup unsalted butter softened
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp peppermint extract
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 2/3 cup cocoa powder
- 3/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 cups chocolate chunks
- 1/2 cup candy cane pieces
Preheat oven to 350.
Beat butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla and peppermint until light and fluffy.
In a large bowl stir together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt.
Slowly add flour mixture to butter mixture until well combined.
Stir in chocolate chunks.
Use cookie scoop to drop cookies onto ungreased baking sheet.
Press candy cane pieces on top.
Bake 8 to 10 minutes.
Cool slightly then transfer to wire rack to cool completely.
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